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TO:
HEADS OF PROVINCIAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
DISTRICT, HOSPITAL AND PHC MANAGERS
COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME MANAGERS
COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE MANAGERS
COVID-19 VACCINATORS


NATIONAL VACCINATION PROGRAMME CIRCULAR 6 OF 2022

UPDATE TO COVID-19 VACCINATION SCHEDULE: ADDITIONAL BOOSTER DOSE FOR PERSONS 50 YEARS AND OLDER


1. From Monday, 6th June 2022, persons 50 years and older will be eligible to receive an additional booster dose of Comirnaty® vaccine providing that a period of at least 120 days has elapsed since they received their last Covid-19 vaccination.


2. The schedule for persons 50 years and older will therefore be as follows:

3. The standard schedule for adults aged 18 – 49 years remains unchanged and is shown below:

4. The schedule for immunocompromised adults remains unchanged, and is shown below. For more details please consult National Vaccination Programme Circular 5 of 2022: UPDATE TO COVID-19 VACCINATION SCHEDULE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ADULTS issued on 7th April 2022.

 

5. The schedule for adolescents 12 – 17 years likewise remains unchanged.

6. The EVDS has been updated to accommodate the revised schedule, and vaccinators are reminded that all administered doses must be correctly recorded on the EVDS.


DR SSS BUTHELEZI
DIRECTOR-GENERAL: HEALTH
DATE: 05/06/2022